Finding Om

Do you have a difficult time turning your thoughts off at night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night worrying about something? Do you multi-task throughout the day and then feel exhausted? Are you becoming forgetful? If you answer yes to any of these, it’s time for you to find your Om!

Om is the most sacred mantra of them all. It is the sound of the Universe, and the sound resonates with the third eye chakra. I have found that the sound resonates with all of the chakras and provides deep healing.

It is important that we find time everyday to quiet our mind. When we don’t, we lead a frantic life! (Trust me, I speak from experience). Meditation unnerves many people, primarily because they cannot quiet their mind. They end up reciting their to do list in their mind, or listening to the judgmental ego and then give up on the process. But if you continue with it, even for just 5 minutes a day, you will quiet that busy mind and begin to tap in to your inner voice. Saying Om out loud will help you ease into a meditative state.

But if we do not give our mind rest each day, it will grow tired and stop being efficient. You may think that sleeping quiets the mind, but it doesn’t. The mind will slow it down, but is active at night. Without fail we give our bodies time to rest, so we need to give our mind time to rest.

When you schedule quiet time each day and calm your mind, reciting Om will provide immediate physical, mental and emotional calmness. You will tap into your higher self and begin to hear your inner voice that is encouraging, supportive and will never lead you down a wrong path. And you will begin to manifest better.

So this week, I am encouraging you to give meditation a chance. If you’ve never tried it, or tried it and felt unnerved, just find 5 minutes each day this week, go to a quiet place, get comfortable, close your eyes, breathe deeply and verbally recite Ommmmmm. Play some soothing meditation music to help with the silence (I have some of my favorite meditation CDs listed on my Recommended Products page). Keep at it and with each day it will get easier. If you are an active meditator, please post a comment to encourage others to give it a try!

The health benefits of meditating and reciting Om are enormous. No one wants to lead an unhealthy life; meditation and reciting Om is such a simple thing to do. It costs no money and takes very little time. And no matter how busy you are, you can find 5 minutes every day.

Check out these articles on the power of Om:

Your Brain on Om (US News and World Report)

Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress (The Mayo Clinic)

Harvard Yoga Scientists find Proof of Meditation Benefit (Bloomberg)

Mindful Meditation Benefits: 20 benefits (Huffington Post)

 

Remember, simply saying Om will put you into a meditative state. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Om-fully yours,

Meditating at Loch Ness
Meditating at Loch Ness

 

 

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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Get out the garlic: Energy Vampires at Large

We have all encountered people who drain our energy, right? Whether they know it or mean it, they suck the life and light out of a room and out of people. They go through life with a grey cloud over their head (and not nearly as cute as Pig Pen from the Charlie Brown series). They complain, moan, groan, find negativity in every situation, gossip, say negative things about others, judge, criticize, and frankly find little or no joy in the world. Yikes … who would want to live like that? You were not brought in to this world to be miserable or to make others miserable. And you do not have to tolerate that in your life.

Yesterday, a person of authority told a subordinate that she was not liked by anyone. This person is generally uplifting and positive so I suspect it was said under stress. When I heard this, it took all of my energy to elevate this energy vampire victim back to a place where she did not feel like climbing under a rock. Didn’t our moms tell us if you don’t have anything nice to say, zip it! Not only was this statement inappropriate given the authority position of the speaker, but it was said at a time when both are under an unbearable amount of pressure and should be aiming to stay positive. There was no point to saying such a cruel thing to this person, and the timing of it could not have been worse.

For many people, it seems like we get negative comments or criticism at a time when we are feeling down, right? And that is precisely how the energy vampire works. They sense vulnerability and move in to drain you even further. Energy vampires generally think very little of themselves, are internally miserable and believe that misery loves company. So they go through life recruiting people to join their pity party by spreading negativity and bringing people down. Don’t get me wrong … many energy vampires have no clue that they are sucking the life out of people around them. They have no self-perception or awareness of their conduct. So feel bad for these people. Regardless, it does not mean that anyone should fall victim to an energy vampire.

So how do you detect an energy vampire? Look for these signs:

  • complaining
  • whining
  • gossiping
  • criticizing others behind their back
  • only seeing the negative in people or situations
  • drama queens who exaggerate situations
  • passive aggressive actions and comments
  • praise veiled in criticism to self or others
  • rude comments
  • general nastiness

How do you deal with energy vampires knowing that they are floating around you?

  • When you see an energy vampire coming, move in the other direction. Avoiding an energy vampire is your best protection. If an energy vampire is your boss, limit contact as much as possible to short intervals so that you can recover between attacks.
  • Don’t let an energy vampire corner you without an escape plan. If an energy vampire is hovering in your office door or space and you are cornered without a 2nd door to run out, make up an excuse to have them leave (i.e., I’m sorry, but I have a scheduled phone call; we’ll have to talk later because I’m on a deadline for this project; or physically excuse yourself to go to the restroom).
  • If you live with an energy vampire, either have a serious discussion with them about their energy and what it is doing to your health and wellbeing, or leave the situation. Do not continue to be a victim because that is exactly what energy vampires crave.
  • If you are drawn in to a conversation with an energy vampire, immediately visualize a bubble of white light surrounding you. Even consider calling in Archangel Michael (our angelic protector) to surround you and protect your energy field.
  • If you receive an e-mail from an energy vampire, do not respond. Do not engage in the energy.
  • Stay grounded. You can do this in several ways. Go outside and literally sit/stand on the ground, or sit leaning up against a tree. Wear grounding crystals such as black tourmaline, shungite, or labradorite. When you are grounded to Mother Earth, you connect with her vibration which is pure and uplifting.
  • Raise your vibration.  Energy vampires tend to avoid people who have high energy vibrations. Check out the articles on my Member-Only Page (sign up in the box in the right column of my website) on how to raise your vibration. Practice gratitude and surround yourself with things that make you happy. Wear high vibrational crystals such as angelite, celestite, selenite and rose quartz. Get frequent energy healing sessions to recalibrate your energy field.
  • Understand that the energy vampire is in a toxic place, so send them love, positive energy, light, rainbows, leprechauns, angels, kittens, puppies, daisies, tulips and any other joyful thing you can conjure.
  • Do not get mad at the energy vampire; instead, visualize them as a hurt 4-year-old child who does not know how to process their anguish. Energy vampires are aching inside and if you can understand that, you will react less to their energy, which will keep your energy field safe.
  • And if you’re like me and feeling really bold, after an energy vampire unleashes their venom, I always like to say “Now tell me something good.” That usually sends them away.

Do you have other techniques that have worked with energy vampires? If so, please share!

Wishing you an energy-vampire-free day!

All my best,

 

 

 

 

Allie

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